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Type: Burst
Quality: B Quality Item
Magazine Size: 32
Max Ammo: 280
Reload Time: 0.48s
DPS: 43.7
Damage: 7
Fire Rate: 0.15
Shot Speed: 26
Range: Infinity
Force: 15
Spread: 0
Sell Creep Price: 30 Money
Unlock Method: Map all 5 non-secret chambers for The Lost Adventurer and talk to him in The Breach.
Ammonomicon Entry
Once And Future
Reload to clear the air of bullets. This abominable weapon angers the Jammed.

The weapon of a mythical hero, said to have mastered the Gungeon. Reloading initiates a defensive flurry of slashes, each positioned to carve a bullet from the air.

Excaliber is a gun that fires a burst of three piercing sword projectiles. Reloading swings the sword, destroying nearby bullets and damaging nearby enemies. Increases curse by 2.5 while held.

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  • Synergy Buster Gun - If the player has RPG, Excaliber fires three or four shots in a cone whenever it is reloaded.
  • Synergy Snicker-snack - If the player has Vorpal Bullets, Excaliber fires a spread of 3 homing shots that deal 20% less damage.
  • Synergy Throw All Daggers - If the player has Knife Shield, it generates two layers of knives upon use.
  • If reloaded with a partially emptied magazine, the sword swing will deal approximately 27.5 damage.
  • If reloaded with an empty magazine, the sword swing will deal 80 damage.

Trivia[ | ]

  • UnusedSynergy Unused: - If the player has Sprun, it will give Sprun a secondary trigger.
  • The fact that the weapon increases Curse while being carried stems from the Gungeon rejecting melee weapons.
  • The Synergy Snicker-snack synergy is a reference to Lewis Carroll's poem Jabberwocky.
  • The Synergy Buster Gun synergy is likely a reference to the Buster Sword, a weapon from the Final Fantasy RPG Series.
  • The gun's name and sword-like appearance are a reference to the Excalibur, the sword associated with King Arthur, given to him by the Lady of the Lake.
    • The name of the weapon is a portmanteau of Excalibur, the sword, and caliber, the internal diameter of the barrel of a gun or of a projectile.
    • The weapon's quote is a reference to T. H. White's work The Once and Future King, which is largely about King Arthur's life.
  • The gun's appearance when held by the character is likely a reference to the Qualta Blade carried by Ka D'Argo in Farscape.
    • Specifically, the stylized grip that splits off from the stock/handle, and the way the sword splits down the middle to reveal the rifle.
  • The physical Ammonomicon has a doodle of a crowd of Gundead, along with a crowned Bullet Kin. It's unknown if it's the Bullet King as a child, another Lead Lord, a possible Bullet Prince, or the mythical hero in the Entry for Excaliber.
  • The concept of slashing bullets out of the air is revisited with Blasphemy, Huntsman and Fightsabre (although Fightsabre instead redirects midair bullets).

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